Christian Louboutin’s five shades of nude

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The Parisian shoe designer has taken another look at the 'nude' shoe, and is offering customers a choice of colors to match their skin tone, part of a growing trend.

For a long time we've been describing shoes (and other clothing items) as 'nude', without thinking twice about what exactly 'nude' means, when for plenty of luxury consumers, so-called 'nude' items provide certain contrast to their own nude skin tone.

Now Christian Louboutin has stepped in with a range of new nude shoes, hitting select stores this month, designed to more fully match a range of human skin colors. Five classic Louboutin styles (including the celebrity red carpet favorite, the Pigalle model) have been reimagined in five new nude shades from a light blush to a dark chestnut color.

There's also an app, called Louboutin Shades and available on the iTunes app store, which asks you to take a photo of your foot and matches your skin tone to the appropriate 'nude' shoe accordingly.

In fact it's a growing trend. Italian lingerie label Cosabella recently launched the Trenta Skin Tone collection of underwear, which is designed to match a whole range of different skin colors and outfits and is available in a low-rise thong and a low-rise hotpant style.

American brand Wacoal also unveiled a line of 'invisible' shapewear earlier this year in a range of flesh tones. The t-shirt bra, high-cut brief panty, brief panty, and bikini panty all come in four different shades designed to match your skin tone: white swan, naturally nude, praline, and coffee bean. We're glad to see that more brands are realizing that neither one size nor one color fits all.

Louboutin's new selection of 'nude' shoes

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